For this week’s Booking through Thursday Deb writes:
“Well, here where I live, Spring is sprung’“weeks early, even. Our lilac bush looks like it will have flowers by this time next week instead of in the middle of May as usual. The dogwood trees, the magnolia trees’“all the flowering trees are flowering. The daffodils and crocuses are, if anything, starting to fade. It may only be April 24th but it is very definitely Spring and, allergies notwithstanding, I’™m happy to welcome the change of season. What I want to know, is:
Do your reading habits change in the Spring? Do you read gardening books? Even if you don’™t have a garden? More light fiction than during the Winter? Less? Travel books? Light paperbacks you can stick in a knapsack?
Or do you pretty much read the same kinds of things in the Spring as you do the rest of the year?”
Spring is here too; everywhere is looking much greener, the trees are sprouting leaves, the primroses are still flowering, the daffodils are past their best but the tulips are still standing proudly. We’re going for a walk through the bluebell woods on Sunday so I hope they’re still in bloom.I’m wondering if I’ve got hay fever, or is it just a cold.
As for reading I don’t really change my reading habits. Maybe I’m out in the garden more – the grass has to be mown and the weeds dug out – I’m not a natural gardener. I do consult my gardening books each year to try to see what I should be doing in the garden, for help with pruning and how to stop the slugs and snails from making their homes in the plants. Now I think about it I do like gardening books; they’re so full of beautiful photos of lovely well-kept gardens and then I wonder what I’m not doing because our garden doesn’t look the same. Of course I do know the answer – I haven’t got green fingers, although I suspect that it’s really because I don’t spend as much time gardening as I do reading. And that’s not going to change.
I also like to read about places we’re thinking of visiting or planning a holiday, so yes travel books are on the menu, but I find the internet can be better for looking up places than books. I don’t think my reading habits change much with the seasons. Light (as in weight) paperbacks are always good, whatever the season to pop into a bag or leave in the car just in case there’s an opportunity to read.